2 dollar note ($2)

The Australian two dollar note was introduced in 1966 to replace the £1 note due to decimalisation.

Security Features

The paper design included a watermark in the white field of Captain James Cook, the watermark was also used in the last issue of pound banknotes. A metallic strip, first near the centre of the note, then from 1976 moved to the left side on the obverse of the note.


Main colour



Date of issue

145 × 71 mm

Green and yellow

John Macarthur &

Merino Sheep

William Farrer & Wheat


Front - Designed by Gordon Andrews Back - Designed by David Malangi